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Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

Agribusiness Academy and Business School Netherlands are offering this engaging 12- week learning experience aimed at giving professionals the skills and knowledge required to create and maintain a sustainable business in the food security or agriculture industries.

The certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship is ideal for entrepreneurs who are looking at starting their own Agribusiness companies. It is also a strong starting point for those unfamiliar with the agribusiness sector and who need guidance and advice on expanding their skillsets for managing an agribusiness start-up or partnership. 

Features of the Certificate in Agribusiness Studies
  • Taught in English
  • Weekly online interactive sessions
  • 10 Courses
  • Gain valuable management and Agritech skills
  • Part-time and online studying with a flexible timetable
  • A background in Agribusiness or food security would be advantageous.
  • Reliable internet and email access

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship is delivered online over a 12 week period with online live sessions. Students will have access to the Agribusiness Academy companion app and Q & A workshops to support their studies.

The recommended learning time per week is 3 – 5 hours

The Certificate in Agribusiness Entrepreneurship covers 10 modules:
  • Course 1: Global Agribusiness And Food Sustainability Trends
  • Course 2: Changing The Game Of Food
  • Course 3: Business Model Design – Developing A Value Proposition
  • Course 4: Business Model Design – Developing A Distribution Strategy
  • Course 5: Food Chain Design Analysis
  • Course 6: Path To Profitability In Agribusiness
  • Course 7: Develop A Business Model For A Snack Manufacturer
  • Course 8: Agribusiness Finance
  • Course 9: Beyond Big Data – The Case Of Digital Agriculture
  • Course 10: The Dynamics Of Digital Agriculture
Students will have access to the Agribusiness Academy learning companion app which gives direct access to facilitators, peer groups, as well as bonus learning content.
Start Dates

Scattered start dates are available throughout the year. Please enquire about availability

Programme Fees


Online courses within the Food and Agribusiness Management program have been developed and taught by experts who are widely-recognized thought leaders, educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

On-Location Facilitators

BSN Tutor Vijayender NallaDr. Vijayender Nalla – Program Lead
Vijayender is the founder and managing director of Agribusiness Academy. Agribusiness Academy orchestrates on-demand training and innovation demands of professionals and students in food and agribusiness. Prior to taking up entrepreneurship in 2009, he worked at Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands, National Institute of Technology, Warangal India and several other places. Over the course of his entrepreneurial journey, he has worked on several disruptive food chain projects in Europe, Asia and Africa. Specifically, in the area of food & agribusiness, he has been publishing, training and coaching on a range of topics that include, building robust food value chains of the future, go-to-market strategies, technology choice strategies and frameworks for addressing the food security. He has a PhD in supply chain management from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.
Connect with Dr Vijayender here

Dr David HughesDr-David-Hughes is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer and retail trends.

David has lived and worked in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa and South East Asia and has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organisations on three continents.

For 20 years, he was a Non-Executive Director of Berry Gardens Ltd – a U.K. farmer-owned berry fruit business (£230 million turnover in 2015). With his American business partner, David established, grew and sold a branded fresh produce business which served supermarkets in the USA. Around the globe, he works with food and beverage supply chain companies – including farm input, growers, manufacturers and ingredient companies, retailers and food service firms – to assist them in management training, strategy and Board level decision-making. David’s views are frequently sought by TV, radio and the printed press.

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